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Q: Doubt related to Indian contract law

Look , according to Indian contract act . Consideration is something when the promisee or any other person does something for the promisor . So , consideration is something that is given by the promisee or any other person according to Indian contract act 2(d) .

but , we know that consideration is also given by promisor . So , then why Section 2(d) is saying otherwise .

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A: Usually it is the promissee who is seeking to enforce a promise made in a contract. In most contracts, both parties are promissees of the other party’s promise.

The Act is simply making it clear that in order to enforce the promise in a breach of contract action, the recipient of the promise must have given consideration to the person making the promise.

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